Lone Star

Lone Star

By John Sayles

  • Genre: Western
  • Release Date: 1997-02-20
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 2h 9min
  • Director: John Sayles
  • Production Company: Castle Rock Entertainment
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 4.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 215 Ratings


Academy Award winner Chris Cooper, Matthew McConaughey and Academy Award winner Frances McDormand lead a powerhouse cast in legendary director John Sayles' densely woven, powerful and wrenching Lone Star. When the sheriff of a small Texas border town finds the body of a corrupt former sheriff ousted by his legendary father, the investigation reopens old wounds in the town that have never healed as well as revealing the secrets behind mysteries in his own family relationships.




  • In my top 50

    By Furutan1
    This is good moviemaking and good storytaking. The live seques between the past and present are masterful. It involves a number of interwoven stories, each of which supports and shows light on the other. This is not an Oscar-level film, but it is one of my favorites simply because of its depth and the fascinating story it tells.
  • Tragically Unknown Classic

    By Jim3937
    I am a huge movie fan. I own over 1000 films spanning all genres, black/white, silent, Korean, Japanese, Russian, French, German, Indian, Chinese, obviously American and Canandian cinema as well. I love every genre and I’m a beast at the Leonard Maltin game. This movie is unique in that ever single scene has a wonderful performance and is vital to the story like a well tailored suit there isn’t an extra inch on this film. every actor (and there are many) no matter how small or seemingly insignificant their part maybe absolutely crushes, and even with 20+ characters that are all interconnected and woven into the story beautifully EVERY SCENE MATTERS. There is not one ounce of fat on this movie. On top of one of the most well put together scripts and amazing casting and editing the story is almost indescribable, part love story, part murder mystery, part dissection of US Mexican relations plus a little bit of small town politics and thats leaving off at least 4 other somehow fully fledged out story lines. It defies genre it defies time period its Romeo and Juliet and Sicario and Chinatown all rolled into one. I find something new every time I watch this amazing MUST SEE film.
  • RIP Elizabeth Pena

    By filmfan4ever
    Amazing actress!!! Ive been a fan from early on in your career AND have had a big ole crush on you too!! So sad to see you go… RIP beautiful lady!!